Ben Ross is an Academic Advisor for Scholar Programs. Though a native of Brooklyn, where he currently resides, Ben attended high school and college in Central New Jersey. He received an Associate's Degree in Music from Brookdale Community College, a double-major Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Monmouth University. Prior to working at Hunter College, he was an advisor at Brookdale Community College. At Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, he counseled Voice, Piano, Composition and Music Education majors on personal, career and adjustment issues. He has also instructed Psychology and Human Development at Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College. Additionally, Ben composes and performs music (his primary instrument being drums) and is especially interested in free improvising techniques. He also enjoys graphic design, cats, and American Pitbull Terriers, especially the puppies.
Scholar Programs Advisor Elizabeth Wall-O'Brien completed a Master's in psychology at New York University and established a private practice shortly thereafter, providing psychotherapy and educational programs for children and adults.
Wall-O'Brien earned a second Master's from Neumann University in Instructional Leadership and later joined the Neumann faculty as an adjunct psychology instructor and advisor/counselor. Elizabeth continued her graduate studies in higher education online, with an emphasis on student services and retention. She lives in East Harlem with her husband, daughter and six cats. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys writing poetry, drawing and playing piano.